Search

Islington Council ‘did not consider exorcism’

10:46 13 July 2012

Islington town hall

Islington town hall

Archant

Allegations that Islington Council considered sending a boy to Africa for an exorcism have been dismissed by the man who set tongues wagging.

Last month it was reported that Dr Richard Hoskins had accused some council officers of being minded to send a boy in their care for a ritual deliverance.

It was claimed the council changed its mind only after Dr Hoskins visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to find out about the exorcism on a trip part funded by the council.

As reported in the Gazette, the council maintained there was no chance of the boy being sent away, and it only contributed to the journey after being ordered to by a judge.

Now Dr Hoskins has written to several TV stations and newspapers to “correct certain erroneous comments”. He said: “The council took such action to prevent him being returned to the DRC for any type of deliverance service. I am happy to accept that this was the position.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 14:01
Charlie the parrot

A parrot owner is suffering “off the scale” stress after losing his pet of 22 years in Islington on Saturday evening.

Yesterday, 13:00
Jennette

Fourteen incidents in the borough in past five years

Yesterday, 09:33
Ryan said he couldn't even speak in front of his class before joining the council. Now, he regularly holds Islington Council to account at town hall meetings

Profile: Ryan Mackim, 16, breaks down his ‘invaluable’ experience

Wed, 17:00
cope house

Residents say they will have no escape

Most read news

Competitions

Happy viewing!

MyOffers are giving you that chance to win an amazing Samsung 55” Curve HD TV.

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder